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2. Class Capture & Archive Analog to digital conversion, and recording,of audio, video, and presentation (usuallylaptop) sources, all ultimately re-combinedinto a common display experience. Somesystems allow live transmission of suchcaptures; all of them archive thesesessions for post-class playback. 3. System Elements Capture Station:a device (usually a computer with analogto digital capture cards) to which youconnect the camera, microphone, andlaptop. Some systems require astandalone, specially-configured computeras the capture station; some will use thepresentation laptop itself, with necessarysoftware loaded on the computer. 4. System Elements A server, or servers, to reflect the live,or archived, video stream(s), and toweb serve graphics and browserwindows, and manage the contentorganization (schedule of recordings,resulting file names and links,metadata, etc.) of the capturedsessions. 5. System Elements 6. Does Class Capture Work? Can you hear (and see) me now??? Yes? So In a perfect world, it does. Perfect world = a technology equipped space, or a system where staffing creates a technology equipped space. Imperfect world = average un-staffed classroom. 7. The Devils Details Who assures media production values? Production value = the minimum level of a/v quality that avoids distraction But the higher the production values, the more likely there are 8. The Devils Details Personnel Points! (aka, pain points). What wont change is the need for [a] presence behind the camera. Instructors tend to move around in the roomso somebody has to be there to redirect the camera. How Dartmouth Produces Video Podcasts 9. The Devils Details Personnel Points! (aka, pain points).The main lesson learned from this unsuccessful experience (dispersing portable equipment to lecture halls) is that lecturers should not be involved in the technical aspects inherent to a lecture-recording system. Lecture Capture: What Can Be Automated? Educause Quarterly, November 2, 2007 10. I told Sonic Foundry that I wasnt going to buy anything that required me to hire another person to use. After a half hour of training, I recorded eight hours of our national sales meeting.Tami Stubbe Director of Communications Thermo Electron Corporation 11. Whats an Administrator to do? The Technology Acqusition DecisionHierarchy 1. Pedagogical appropriateness 2. Financial acceptability 3. Operational viability 12. Whats an Administrator to do? The Financial dilemma What is the instructional amortization (the learning ROI) that informs technology (class capture) investment? 13. Class Capture: what do faculty want? 14. U Profs Call New Science Building Too Experimental Pioneer Press, 10/03/07 I have heard no outcry from these folks [students assessed in satisfaction surveys] that the teaching being done in the science classroom building is deficient because of the classroom size Tenured Faculty who teaches large classes (reaction to loss of class space due to concept labs) 15. What do students want? 16. What do students want? Scott McLeod, Technology & Learning, August, 2007 17. What do students want? Its a fairly damning indictment of postsecondary teaching when students can see the possibilities of digital video, podcasts, blogs, wikis and other tools when their instructors cant Ultimately, students will migrate to universities that get it [Technology lagging colleges and universities will] be left to cry in their books while students take their learning, and their tuition, elsewhere. Scott McLeod, Technology & Learning, August, 2007 18. The Third Screen third screen n. A video screen, particularly the screen on a cell phone, that a person uses almost as often as their television and computer screens. 19. Are we focusing on the right screen? Nearly half, or 44%, of the 2,337 online respondants surveyed in March by JupiterResearch do want video on their phone. [T]he iPhone foretells the obsolescence of traditional consumer products.Boyd Peterson, the Yankee group